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Sweeping Ocean and Tidal Marsh Views

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Queen sofa bed, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Hilton Head is the GOLF MECCA of the southeast. GOLF DIGEST readers named Hilton Head Island Number 10 on its list of the WORLD'S BEST GOLF RESORTS.

Our 2nd Row home on HILTON HEAD ISLAND offers a beautiful ocean view. No other home in the area has 3 spacious balconies, including one under roof. Our home has been rented for weddings, receptions and bridal parties.

Spacious and tranquil just begins to describe this beautiful house. With incredible sweeping views of the ocean and tidal marsh, the beach is only a short 3-4 minute walk away. A tidal marsh creates a peaceful buffer from beach noises and other homes while providing a safe haven for egrets, sea turtles and other delightful creatures.

The generous top floor is an airy great room with vaulted ceiling, skylights, and access to two balconies. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, a five-burner gas stove and an island with a breakfast bar. It is open to the dining area, which is furnished with a large table that comfortably seats ten.

A gas grill located on the deck by the kitchen is a perfect place for a happy hour while watching the steaks grill or the sunrise with a hot cup of coffee in the morning. The gas grill is connected to our underground propane tank, so you don't have to worry about purchasing or running out of gas. A large covered porch, on the first floor, provides additional space for entertaining or to enjoy the view and tranquility.

Two living areas--a living room and a family room with TVs/DVDs--are perfect to gather for relaxation, movies or sports programs.

There are three elegant master suites and two bedrooms also with adjoining bathrooms. With two kings, two queens and two double beds, plus one queen sofa sleeper, this home sleeps 14 in comfort and privacy.

Other amenities:

* Game area with foosball, ping pong, and air hockey tables

* Private pool (heated upon request at additional cost)

* Large hot tub (hot tub heated upon request at additional cost)

* Garage parking for 2 vehicles plus additional parking for three to four vehicles

* Chaplin Park, a less than 10 min. walk, offers free tennis (first come, first serve), basketball courts, a playground and biking/walking trails

Keywords: Home, Ocean View, spacious, upscale

More Details

Clara and Jim Hilgefort
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Clara and Jim Hilgefort

We have owned our home since 2006. We love all the outdoor activities that you can do in Hilton Head beyond the beach and beach activities. We love to do oyster bakes and low country boils with the family, bocci ball on the beach, biking and walking on the beach. oyster festivals, car shows, fresh seafood, visiting Savannah and Beaufort, museums, outdoor music at Harbour Town and Shelter Cove, dancing, golf, tennis, boating, jet skis, water skiing, parasailing, etc. There are always fun and interesting things to do in Hilton Head.

Clara and Jim Hilgefort purchased this house in 2006

Why Clara and Jim Hilgefort chose Hilton Head Island

After doing all of those things, you just want to kick back and relax. Our 3 decks are perfect for relaxing with family and friends while enjoying the ocean views. In the cooler months, you get the same panoramic views from the living room, kitchen, and dining rooms.

What makes this house unique

Our large home with the top floor being completely open, three decks, 2 living rooms, game room, master suites with sitting areas, 3 refrigerators (one on every floor) enable you to spread out when you want and come together when you want. We're close to the beach so that you can go back and forth between the beach and pool to cool off during the summer.


Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Queen Sofa Sleeper (1) in the second living room.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Sweeping Ocean and Tidal Marsh Views
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews

Great get away for a large group

  • 4 of 5

The owners were fantastic! Very accommodating and helpful (especially when we couldn't figure out how to work the TV). The house was very neat and clean but several light bulbs need to be replaced throughout the house. The location was perfect, near to stores and restaurants. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

A family vacation home indeed!

It had been 3 years since we were all able to coordinate our schedules for a family beach trip.

Mimi and Poppi, our son and his family and our daughter and her family. 10 of us plus our grand dog. The GRANDS ages were 1 - five year old, 1 - two and a half and 2 - two years old. We had a delightful time with plenty of room!

The house was truly a home, clean and inviting.

The lower deck was the best!

The children loved having picnics, watching for turtles and seeing the birds feed in the marsh.

The updated railing, floor and windows are just beautiful.

The house was perfect for each family and their privacy. Each room had very large closets, we even used one as sleeping quarters to set up a pack and play and still had plenty of room for clothes, chair and walking room.

The kitchen was amazing! And fully equipped. I loved that all of he cabinets and drawers were labeled. We fixed lots of meals and enjoyed sitting around the spaceous table.

The beach and ocean were beautiful however the construction of the 2 buildings being built in front of the house took away a lot of the beach view.

The other disappointment was the lack of privacy, noise and machinery fumes beside the pool as they were constructing another building.

The upside is - you do have a beautiful side view of the ocean and the construction sites will eventually end.

We vacationed for a full week and had minimal issues. The owners, Jim and Clara, were very prompt in returning our calls to make sure everything was ok.

One thing worth noting is the Internet.

We did have full internet but it was not applicable for actually working remotely.

Those working remotely had to visit the local Starbucks when downloading or sending documents of any size.

In talking with other people renting homes in the area seems they experienced the same issue but found if staying at a resort your service was fine.

Anyway, good to know if your planning to work remotely.

We are so thankful and blessed to have had this special vacation and we truly did feel as if we were "home away from home".

Thank you Jim and Clara ~ Blessings, Peace & Joy

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained, updated with beautiful views. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We went with a group of 4 couples. We loved the number of master suites! Every room was spacious and well appointed. The attached bathrooms were all nice. Great large showers! There were multiple jet tubs, but we didn't use them. They looked very comfy (and clean!). There was a quick walk to the beach. There was also a little beach bar very near. Far enough to be quiet if you wanted to enjoy and of the decks showing tgat beautiful ocean view, but a very easy 5 minute walk! We ate at a variety of restaurants, all within 10 minutes or so. We got delivery from Poseidon to have at our house. Plenty of space at the large dining table. We loved the Old Oyster Factory.... sat on the deck and enjoyed some scrumptious food! Also enjoyed a nice , casual meal at Skull Creek Boathouse... it was soooo good! Also enjoyed Hudson's Seafood and Frankie Bones. For lunch the men loved Fiesra Fresh Mexican so much they went back the next day! The ladies enjoyed the Salty Dog lunch tour, casual , relaxing and beautiful scenery!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and the great suggestions for future guests. Your joyful attitude is contagious. Reading your review put a big smile on my face. We're so happy that you enjoyed your time together and our home!
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Great house, clean & great views!

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in this home as each couple had their own bedroom & bathroom. Plenty of space & clean. Views great despite 2 new homes being built across the marsh bridge. Was wonderful to be able to hear the ocean waves as we fell asleep each night. Easy walk to the beach and the pool was nice to lounge by in the afternoons. Also, we loved the rocking chairs on the covered balcony. Clara, the owner, was great to communicate with if we needed anything. Thanks for sharing your beach house!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

My family traveled to Hilton Head Island this Spring Break for the very first time. Since we like to stay together, we needed a home that would comfortably accomodate all of us with a close proximity to the beach. This home did that and more! The home is very well appointed and has everything you need to have a comfortable, relaxing vacation. We enjoyed our stay very much and wouldn't hesitate to rent from Clara and Jim again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful home. It is HUGE, and offers plenty of space to relax and spread out. We had 10 with us through the week and loved the accommodations, proximity to the beach, and convenience of having shopping and restaurants so close by.

We enjoyed walks along the beach as well as walks amongst the trails nearby. If you're into wildlife, you will absolutely love the wide variety of birds and waterfowl you're sure to see.

We were concerned about some of the amenities, like internet access, since a few of us had to tend to some office related projects while we were there. But we experienced no major issues whatsoever.

The most enjoyable aspect, at least for us, was just sitting around the pool relaxing, or being able to get to the beach in 3 minutes. The views from the family room, kitchen and balcony will not disappoint, I promise. And we experienced the true meaning of family again because all of us easily sat around the kitchen table for dinner together. Considering it had been years since we could coordinate everybody's schedule, having meals together again was a treat for us.

Overall, our experience was wonderful. The beach was not crowded and the girls enjoyed going over to the nearby Marriott pool to swim early morning laps. I would highly recommend this home for your vacation experience at Hilton Head.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Gary, for your kind words. We love hearing about families having a special time together at our home. We're happy that you and your family found so much to enjoy and remember. Blessings, Jim and Clara
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shelter Cove
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Port Royal
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shelter Cove
Nearest Beach
35 Metres
Bradley Beach

Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Waterskiing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Swimming, Windsurfing, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Fitness Center/Gym, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums, Miniature golf, Horseback Riding




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept credit cards with a 3% convenience fee.
Pet Fee: $150 for one dog and $250 for 2 dogs.
Optional spa heating: $250/wk
Optional spa+pool heating: $750/wk

From May through August, our changeover dates are Saturdays. We do not accept reservations that cut into two different rental weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.